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Published: 20 November 2014

536 Pages


ISBN: 9780199394074

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Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books

Barry B. Powell

  • Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity.
  • Powell's introduction sets the poems in their philological, mythological, and historical contexts.
  • Features unique on-page notes, facilitating students' engagement with the poems.
  • Embedded illustrations accompanied by extensive captions provide Greek and Roman visual sources for key passages.
  • Maps provide geographic context for the poems' many place names.

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